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Byers’ NYT story faces Twitter backlash– Politico media reporter Dylan Byerspiece on NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson sparked a debate Wednesday on whether the story was sexist in nature. HuffPost‘s Jack Mirkinson wrote a story rounding up some of the negative reaction to it headlined, “Jill Abramson: ‘Very Unpopular’ Or Just Doing Her Job?” Byers’ story includes an insider account wherein Abramson snapped at an editor to leave in the middle of a meeting and change a photo that was on NYT‘s website. Editor-in-Chief of Guardian U.S. Janine Gibson mocked it. “Spent the first hour of the day apologising to [staff writer] Maraithe Thomas for that time I asked her to change the front page pic a bit brusquely,” she tweeted. “This is the most non-story, story I’ve read in a while,” tweeted CQ Roll Call‘s Emily Cahn, linking to Byers’ story. “People at any major, large company will complain about leader. If it affected quality, it’s a story. NYT won 4 Pulitzers…”

A Koch’d Los Angeles Times, isn’t necessarily a conservative Los Angeles Times– There’s buzz circulating that the conservative Koch brothers are considering purchasing several newspapers around the country, including the Los Angeles Times. Naturally, it has some journalists suspicious, including WaPo‘s Harold Meyerson, that the Times and the others will become out of control right-wing publications. Not so fast, says The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta. “There are several reasons regional newspapers are an awkward fit for anyone looking to counter-program what they see as liberal bias in the news media,” she writes. “The main reason is that all major U.S. newspapers are based in cities.” Franke-Ruta argues that big newspapers are subject to the culture of the cities they’re based in. People who live in cities tend to be progressive, or at least comfortable with with the concept, and the papers, by geographical necessity, have to hire those people. The readers who buy the papers in those cities are no different. If the Times is suddenly an overtly conservative paper, will Los Angeles residents continue to buy it?

Does Fox News have a “new” anchor you’ve never heard of?– WaPo‘s Aaron Blake wrote an item Wednesday about an interview on Fox Business featuring Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The anchor of the segment was identified as “New Cavuto.” Who? Must be a new host. But a review of the clip shows it was actually longtime anchor Neil Cavuto. That’s unfortunate. A new, and perhaps improved, Cavuto may be just the thing the fledgling Fox Business channel needs. Maybe a “Neat Cavuto.” Or a “Notable Cavuto.” A “Noble Cavuto”? Just Neil for now.

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Six Brits Stuff Feet Into Mouths

What happens when six British journalists get into a lift at the David Letterman show for the appearance of UK Prime Minister David Cameron?

Something rather embarrassing, actually.

David Usborne, U.S. Editor of The Independent, revealed on Twitter Wednesday that “Six Brit journalist in a lift at Letterman asking who the f– is Jonny Lee Miller other guest with Cam? Man in lift with them – Jonny. Oops.”

The Guardian‘s U.S. Editor-in-Chief Janine Gibson wrote Usborne a sharp-tongued reaction to the incident, saying,  “I hope he said: ‘I used to be married to Angelina fucking Jolie. LOSERS.’”

We can’t definitively name names yet except one — Usborne –  but possible U.K. journos on that elevator include: Michael Savage of The Times, James Kirkup of the Daily Telegraph, and Andrew Woodcock, political editor of the Press Association. They were all here visiting from the UK and covered the Letterman show that night.

Ana Maria Cox Unveils New Tattoo

Just in time for her upcoming appearance in Washington, The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox has a new tattoo on her arm. She described it “brand new” and “not subtle” and something “that took a long time to do.” After Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman asked if it was on her lower back, she joked that it was Calvin peeing on the Chinese word for strength – with a rainbow. Then she posted a picture of what is presumably her arm on her space in her Posterous account. Guess she’s feeling patriotic?

On May 1 Cox, who left D.C. last summer, will appear on a panel for an event called “An Evening With the Guardian.” The panel will convene for cocktails at the Longview Gallery in northwest D.C. and will include The Raben Group’s Jamal Simmons, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Josh Trevino, BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone‘s Michael Hastings, The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball and The Guardian‘s Gary Younge.

The panel will discuss “Post-Truth Politics” and the Media’s Role. The hosts are Janine Gibson, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian US and Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-Chief of Guardian News & Media.

Post event there will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

See the invitation…

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